Mónika Kárándi (b. 1990, Debrecen, Hungary) received her degree from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, HU; and studied at Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca, ES and Eszterhazy Karoly University of Applied Sciences, Eger, HU. Recent solo exhibitions include I come home in the morning light, Ojiri Gallery, London, UK; Just a perfect day! with Attila Bagi, Longtermhandstand, HU; I saw you in a dream, Ojiri Gallery, London, UK; Stunning Beaches, Hungarian Consulate in London; Splash, Art Kartell Project Space, Budapest, HU; Blue Lagoon, Telep Galéria, Budapest, HU; Dancing in the moonlight, Klauzál13, Budapest, HU; and Lagoon, PINCE Project, Budapest, HU. Kárándi has also exhibited wildly in group exhibitions including Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA; Torula, Győr, HU; Erika Deák Gallery, Budapest, HU; DoubleQ Gallery, Hong Kong; K11, Budapest, HU; Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and WOAW Gallery, Hong Kong, among many others. Kárándi lives and works in Budapest, Hungary.
Running in the shadows, 2023
Mónika Kárándi: Remember where we started out
If you forget my name, You will go astray
Mónika Kárándi. Remember where we started out
Her paintings depict hair-like bodies, which morph and develop into different iterations of themselves. The tendril-esque forms were born through the fusion of human figures with an ancient desert plant called Welwitschia Mirabillis. —MEERMeer, June 2023